Leah Stuhler

Leah grew up in Western New York, lived in Chicago for 11 years, and now resides in South Carolina. Leah is a WAHM/SAHM to Giovanni and Raylan. Her amazing husband Tim proudly serves his country in the Air Force Reserves. Leah works in health insurance, is a writer/freelance editor and is a theater teacher. You can find her blogging at SecretsofMommyhood.me, where she shares about her life as a Christian mother, allergy mom and military wife. Leah is a Co-Editor and contributor for Columbia SC Moms Blog and is beyond excited to also be a part of Military Moms Blog! Photo credit: Emily Ann Photography.

The Day I Let My Boys Give Me a Makeover

"Mommy, can we paint your nails?"  It was a simple request. But it was also a request I was slightly afraid to grant. A seven-year-old and a four-year-old painting my nails? This could only go...
It’s a Play Date! How to Throw a Simple Christmas Party for Kids | Columbia SC Moms Blog

It’s a Play Date! How to Throw a Simple Christmas Party for Kids

Last year I was watching a holiday show and the host held a Gingerbread House making party for her daughter and friends. It was such a cute idea and looked so fun! I decided...
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How I Became “That Mom” :: Birthday Parties

As I was planning my four year old's birthday party this year, I came to a realization. I have become "that mom." The mom who throws the "crazy" birthday parties. No, I don't mean...

The First Day of Preschool, For the Last Time

I sent my baby off to preschool last week. My youngest (and last) child is now in school. This was a day I had been dreading for a while. Not just for him, but for me...
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Let’s Be Honest :: On Cleaning the House

In my first Let's Be Honest post, I shared about my struggle with anxiety. Today's post will be full of complete honesty as well, but a bit more light-hearted.  Today I'm spilling my guts about house...

I Feed My Kids Nutella and That’s OK

Recently, Kelly Clarkson posted an adorable video on Instagram of her two-year-old daughter trying Nutella for the first time. As you can probably imagine, the haters out there had a field day with this....

Sizzlin’ Summer Recipes

Summer is here and that means it's time to break out the grill and those special recipes set aside for this care free time of year. Today, I've got some delicious recipes for you! Two...

Summer Travel Tips for Families with Food Allergies

Summer is the time of year when many families go on vacation to the beach, go camping, explore Disney World, and visit family and friends out of town. It can be a very fun...
#1in5 :: How to Support Those Around You With Asthma and Allergies | Columbia SC Moms Blog

#1in5 :: How to Support Those Around You With Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and allergies are serious chronic diseases that affect many adults and children throughout the country. One in thirteen American children have food allergies. One in ten children have asthma, and one out of five...

Stress Much? 10 Ways to Help You Reduce Stress

As mothers we tend to carry a lot of weight on our shoulders. We juggle taking care of our family, work, house, grocery shopping, parties, play dates, school events, activity schedules, sports, etc. Saying...
Celebrating the Month of the Military Child | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

With Fort Jackson in our backyard, Columbia is home to a large military community. It's easy to remember to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving in the military. But we...

The Name Game :: Why Uniqueness Should be Celebrated

March 7 is Unique Names Day. And while that might seem silly to some people, to me, it's a great day to celebrate. Here's why... When I was pregnant with my oldest son, there was...

Exploring the New Richland Library Sandhills

There's a new library in the Northeast and it's just in time!  The main branch of the Richland County library located downtown has closed their children's area from March 1 until the fall for renovations. But,...
My Journey :: From Career Mom to SAHM to WAHM | Columbia SC Moms Blog

My Journey :: From Career Mom to SAHM to WAHM

When my oldest son was born, I was working full time as a school receptionist. I can still remember my first day back to work after maternity leave... I remember dropping my son off at the...

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